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Standing Committee on Pro Bono

Standing Committee on Pro Bono


Mission and Goals

The Pro Bono committee works to persuade mediators, arbitrators and others to do pro bono dispute resolution work and to work with legal services and state bar and national pro bono offices to set up such programs and policies.

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  • In February 2003 the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution adopted the following resolution:

    The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution urges each mediator, arbitrator or other neutral to devote at least 50 hours annually to providing pro bono ADR services; attorneys who are not neutrals to devote a portion of their pro bono services to assisting needy litigants involved in ADR proceedings; and bar associations to credit such pro bono activities toward an attorney's mandatory or aspirational pro bono requirements.
  • Goals

    The goals for the pro bono committee are (1) to implement and follow-thru with the mini-grants that were awarded in May and (2) to assist with the expansion and improvement of pro bono ADR programs through outreach and educational programs.



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        Balancing Party Control and Efficiency: Managing the Parties and Preparing for the Arbitration Hearing

        09/16/2015-09/16/2015

        Program Description:This panel is comprised of an advocate, former judge and former in house counsel who will explore how arbitrators balance the parties desire for self determination against managing the arbitration process to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness. The panel will discuss managing ...

        Negotiation Institute

        10/03/2015-10/03/2015

        Hosted by the American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution1050 Connecticut Avenue, NWSuite 400Washington, DC 20036 This program is designed to help you develop practical skills in legal bargaining. To ensure an interactive experience, attendance will be limited to 50 persons. You will participate ...

        Managing the Arbitration Hearing and Evidence

        10/13/2015-10/13/2015

        Program Description:Based on the premise that advocates and clients chose arbitration to obtain a fair, expeditious and efficient process to resolve the dispute, we will explore the flexibility that sometimes goes unused by arbitrators and advocates in the process. We will discuss the key steps that ...


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      Modified by Gina Viola Brown on February 11, 2014

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